Wednesday, 25 June 2008

Friday Sketchers

As usual, I'm doing things at the last minute, like making "Thank You" cards for the girls' teachers - youngest daughter has her last day of nursery tomorrow, and the other two finish up on Friday... So the latest sketch over at Friday Sketchers came in handy, and this is what I made:

Papers and card are We R Memory Keepers, flowers are from a Lakeland pack, stamped sentiment is SU, ribbon is Ribbon Oasis, and the image, of course, is one of my newer Tildas, coloured with watercolour pencils. This is for YD's nursery teacher.

For my older two, I made the same cards, only used slightly different papers on the bottom:

I stamped Maggie having masked off the pocket on the dress, to make it look more like a school pinafore, and I didn't bother with the flowers, either. Maggie was then coloured in the school's colours. I added the pile of books, assembled the blackboard (although the school does not use them anymore... we're all high-tech now...) and wrote on it with white gel pen. Added a tiny little bit of "chalk", too. I have to admit the idea isn't really my own - I borrowed it from my friend Lesley, who made lovely cards like this using Sizzix people and Cuttlebug books. I hope you don't mind, Lesley!

Lastly, a commissioned card for a wedding:

I do struggle with those! I like a fresher, more modern look and I'm not a huge fan of the traditional golds and silvers, so that makes life difficult. But after a good rummage, I came across this Amy Buttler paper that I've had for a while, and I found DCWV cardstock that matched the colours rather well. Cut two QK hearts, added a little bit of ribbon, a little bit of bling and it was done.

Now I just need to decorate the gift bags and maybe make a minialbum to put in with one of the gifts as YD's daughter's nursery teacher is due to have her first baby very soon. Did somebody say "housework"? Didn't think so! LOL :)


  1. This is very lovely cards.
    Thanks for your participation

  2. Beautiful cards!!! Great work you did with the FS sketch. Also love the card with the schoolboard (?), hope it is the right word. And the wedding card is great, I think the colors are perfect!! Thanks for joining in FS. If you like I have a blogcandy to win....

  3. Great cards Anne! I love them all! xx

  4. lovely cards! i might make one just like your last card! its so simple. thanks for the inspiration! whenever il make it i mention ur blog too!

  5. Lovely cards, love the wedding one and the others are so cute.

  6. Great cards, love the Tilda card!
    Carole ;o)

  7. Wow, you've been busy!! Fabulous cards!